Pity the Sega Master System; after leaving a healthy life in the land of the rising sun, the console was released in the U.S. in 1986 to compete with the NES. Poor marketing by Tonka, grid-paper inspired cover art, and a legion of growing Nintendo fanboys led to the systems downfall, until the system was euthanized when Sega’s Genesis console was released in 1989.
Ironically, thanks to Nintendo we can play any long forgotten favorites on Wii’s Virtual Console. To seal the deal, games are expected to be 400 Wii points, or about four dollars. We always preferred the SMS port of Rampage to the inferior NES version, and will certainly pick up Quartet. Which games will you be purchasing?